SUBTRACTION Strategies

Our maths focus is now SUBTRACTION.

We are exploring the connection between addition and subtraction.  We are discovering all about fact families.  We can take three numbers and make two addition facts and two subtraction facts.

To make the subtraction facts the largest number has to go first!

You may like to practice your recall of subtraction facts by playing:

http://www.arcademics.com/games/ducky-race/ducky-race.html

 

 

As we make some more discoveries we will share them here…

Movable Snails

We are focusing on reading, following and writing procedures.  As part of our writing unit, we watched a YouTube clip about making a moveable snail.  Using this as part of our planning, we had a go at making one ourselves.  It was then time to write.  Using a composing sheet, we wrote our own procedure about how to make a moveable snail.  We then put our procedure and a set of materials together to take home for a family member to use. 

We did this because it is important for us to realise that we write for a PURPOSE and an AUDIENCE.

Who in your family has tried to make the moveable snail at home?

What was clear about the instructions your wrote?  Were there any steps that were a bit tricky to follow?

You might like to try writing a procedure at home about something else you are good at making.  Here is a composing sheet to help you get your ideas ready before you start writing:

Procedure Composing Sheet

Moveable Snails on PhotoPeach